These discoveries have drawn strong criticism from the state-backed armed group that took over the funerals of coronavirus victims.
Despite all the complications, family members say they are relieved to finally be able to offer a traditional burial to their deceased. “Since my father’s burial here, I kept thinking about what he told me before he died: ‘My son, try to bury me in the family cemetery. Don’t let me be too far from my family,'” he told AFP. an Iraqi national identified as Hussein.